IMVU Inc., is an online metaverse and social game founded by venture investors Menlo Ventures, AllegisCyber Capital, Bridgescale Partners, and Best Buy Capital in 2004.
IMVU is world’s largest avatar-based social network where shared experiences build deeper friendships, creativity counts, and all relationships matter. It is the only platform where users can join a social platform and begin chatting with friends on their computer or mobile phone from anywhere globally.
IMVU world is virtual but feels real. The platform grants user’s freedom to share thoughts and engage in topics that matter to them the most. IMVU allows users to spend an astonishing average of 55 minutes per day customizing their avatars, chatting with friends, shopping, hanging out at cool parties, sharing experiences, and earning real money creating virtual products.
By subscribing to the IMVU VIP Pass, you get to enjoy several benefits, including name registration, priority customer support, a 5 percent discount on catalog items, 5,000 credits per month and no visible third-party ads.IMVU's has included a list of basic safety tips on their site that apply to all online interactions. Parents or guardians can use the information to help protect underage users.IMVU has developed a catalog where users can purchase anything from skin tones, makeup and clothing to rooms, furniture, and stickers for their avatar's profile.
Chat with someone with specific attributes, by entering data such as age or gender.
Add your friends to your buddy list for easier communication.
Use regular credits, promo credits, and dev credits to develop much better avatars different from free options.
IMVU items are sold in the Catalog.
IMVU was founded.
Beta release of IMVU, a 3D instant-messaging client.
IMVU raised $ 1 million in the first investment round and was able to lift up to 18 million dollars in later rounds.
IMVU reported monthly revenue of $1 million.
It was awarded the 2008 Virtual Worlds Innovation Award in the Consumer category.
IMVU had over 4 million active users
Fur Affinity (formerly a part of Ferrox Art LLC) was acquired by IMVU.
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